Hmmm, the issue with assigning silence to shift for me would be that
it'd probably make it tricky to get information whilst running, and
that's kinda the main reason I asked about the silence function. Alt
would be perfect, but it sounds like the API is pretty determined to
hold onto that.
Bit out of left field, but how about backspace? My thinking is that
it's a nice big button to aim for so good for shutting speech up even
when things are getting busy, plus so far as I've seen it's a
consistent placement for non-US layouts.
One thought that's just struck as I wrote the idea is that I've seen
backspace be assigned to snap around 180 before. If that's something
you had planned for the FPS version, we're back to square 1.
On 8/19/11, Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, the alt key is problematic. At the moment because I used the
> Windows API to draw the Window the alt key is automatically asigned to
> pull up the blasted context window menu. I can't seem to find a decent
> way to disable this behavior. So if you pressed alt to silence speech
> you would also bring up the context menu for the game as well. The
> only way to fix that problem is to use something like Direct3D as a
> window manager so that it would free up the alt key for use in games.
> As for the grave accent key it could work, but it is way out of the
> way. It is not something that is a logical key asignment which brings
> us right back to the problem. I believe in mapping keys to logical
> keyboard assignments. The grave accent key isn't logical since most
> screen readers and speech devices use control or escape to silence
> On 8/19/11, Darren Duff <duff...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why not use the alt key. Or maybe grave accent?
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